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Quelques situations du coronavirus en Afrique le dimanche 29 mars 2020 :
1. #Covid19 :Le #Benin ne dispose pas des ‘moyens des pays riches’ pr prendre des mesures de confinement strictes dans la lutte contre la propagation du coronavirus, a déclaré dimanche le président, Talon.
2. #Covid19 :Le président sud-africain Cyril Ramaphosa a levé dimanche la quarantaine imposée à une centaine de ses ressortissants rapatriés il y a deux semaines de la ville chinoise de Wuhan, berceau de la pandémie meurtrière de coronavirus #coronavirusafrica @AfriqueTweet #OMS
3. #Covid19 :Les Maliens ont commencé timidement à élire dimanche matin leurs députés lors de législatives à fort enjeu, organisées malgré la persistance des violences, la propagation du coronavirus et l'enlèvement du chef de l'opposition #coronavirusafrica #OMS @AfriqueTweet
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TODAY's #US Numbers as of 10:58 AM
CASES 50,212 DEATHS 606..
#Recovered 333 (see Importance below)
By Rick Noack, Lateshia Beachum, Kim Bellware,
Marisa Iati, Siobhán O'Grady, Adam Taylor and
John Wagner
10:51 a.m. PDT
MAR24 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 2: Here from my AM MD Threadlet.. SOMETHING POSITIVE about it all..
The Importance of our #RECOVERED .. with #Immunologic data from @NAChristakis .. LINK in my TWEET 1.
Please read esp #Medicals who will understand. @maddow @CNN
MAR 24 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 3: Here is link to Yesterdays's MAR 23 ...36 TWEET THREAD..
AND ICYMI: Last WED. March 18 #US NUMBERS...
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#COVIDー19 crisis response is another area where the performance of Prime Minister #ImranKhan's cabinet is inadequate & late resulting in a rapid surge in #coronavirus cases+infections. His TV address was unimpressive. @ImranKhanPTI can learn from @realDonaldTrump & @NYGovCuomo.
Unlike #USA+#Europe, #Pakistan is right next door to two epicenters of #COVIDー19 spread: #China & #Iran. China was initially late but later took impressive steps to contain the spread, incl quarantining #Pakistani citizens. Unlike Iran where Pk citizens visited in large numbrs.
What steps did PM #ImranKhan take for a #CoronaFreePakistan when it was obvious #Pakistan faced #COVIDー19 spread threat from #Iran; & when it became obvious that almost every neighbor incl #Iraq+#Turkey+#Gulf traced 1st cases to Iran & when #Tehran failed to warn neighbors?
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OUTRAGEOUS. #Egyptian prisons are disasters waiting to happen during the #CoronavirusOutbreak. Instead of saving lives and releasing prisoners, the regime has arrested 5 activists-Mona Seif, Leila Soueif, Ahdaf Soueif, Rabab al-Mahdi-who staged a protest calling to #FreeThemAll
A few days ago, @hrw published this report: In crowded, unhygienic prisons, the spread of #COVID19 presents a serious threat. #FreeThemAll
#Egyptian prisons are notorious for being overcrowded, dirty and unhygienic. Last November, UN experts said that #Egypt’s abusive detention conditions “may be placing the health and lives of thousands [of] prisoners at severe risk.” #COVID19
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Wow! All #US journalists working for New York Times, Wall St Journal and the Washington Post (who’s credentials expire this year) to be expelled from #China. They have 10 days to leave. #Beijing has just announced.
I’m not sue if the removal of #China press credentials for #US journalists working for NYT, WSJ and WaPo also technically means automatic removal of their visas but no credentials means no work here in mainland China, #HongKong or #Macao.
BTW the wording of the statement seems to mean that these #China mainland-based #US correspondents after being effectively expelled won’t be able to work in #HongKong and #Macao, not that reporters based in #HongKong and #Macao are also to be chucked out, if I understand it right
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Dear Egyptology,
Egyptian Archaeology and the study of ancient Nubia *IS* Egyptology.
Egyptology is more than just texts and temples and tombs.
A thread…
Recently I was a victim of the old-school out-dated idea that Egyptian Archaeology is not Egyptology. I was pinned as just a ceramics specialist, and worse still… a Nubian ceramics specialist. Apparently that's not Egyptology, but let's clear things up.
My work is about Egypto-Nubian relations, two cultures that are inextricably intertwined. Specifically I focus on the Nubians who lived and died in EGYPT, and how their identities changed as a result of contact with EGYPT & in turn how their presence impacted Egyptian society
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#Coronavirus: #Egypt's Prisons Could Spare Disaster with Conditional Releases.
In crowded, unhygienic prisons, the spread of the disease presents a serious threat. Will President Sisi put reason before punishment? - @ganobi @hrw… #COVID19
#Egyptian prisons are notorious for being overcrowded, dirty and unhygienic. Last November, UN experts said that #Egypt’s abusive detention conditions “may be placing the health and lives of thousands [of] prisoners at severe risk.” #COVID19
Sisi has fiercely suppressed dissent, arresting tens of thousands of people, many of them critics, writers, journalists, human rights defenders, bloggers and peaceful protesters. Thousands have been jailed without trial, caught in #Egypt’s abusive pretrial detention system.
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MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 1: REMEMBER these are just NUMBER of POS #Tests and we can't TEST in US Right @VP #Pence and local transmission is on the rise in many places, especially Europe and US.
#China's @JackMa sent FLIGHT off to #US 3 hours ago with #TestKits see next tweet.
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 2: A HUGE TY to @JackMa. .TWEETED 8:09PM SUN PM The first shipment of #masks and #coronavirus #testkits to the #US is taking off from #Shanghai.
All the best to our friends in America.
PLS Tell us when you get one.
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 3: “When you look at the projections, there’s every chance that we could be #Italy,” @Surgeon_General warned Mon. Widespread #socialdistancing could help change that trajectory, he said.
SEE @MartyMakary ARTICLE @maddow @CNN
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Joe Biden in 2011 said " I would not refer to him as a dictator" about #Egyption Dictator Hosni Mubarak, who was propped up by FIVE US administrations, Democrats and GOP

Biden needs to shut the fuck up about authoritarianism because he and fellow Democrats AND GOP HAVE TERRIBLE RECORDS.

Biden is a reminder that as long as you’re a dictator who gives the US what it wants, the US will support you.

Saudi Arabia
Mubarak was the dictator in #Egypt for THIRTY FUCKING YEARS and the US - 5 administrations- knew EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS!

And yet when we rose up against Mubarak in Egypt, Biden said Mubarak wasn’t a dictator

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5 ways that women in Asia (can apply globally) are bearing the brunt of the upheaval around #coronavirus h/t @heatherbarr1

1. School closures
2. Domestic violence
3. Frontline care workers
4. Migrant domestic helpers
5. Longer term economic impact…
1. School closure

"Having schools closed does not help stop the virus entirely from spreading. It only increases burdens of working mothers," #coronavirus
2. Domestic violence

“With millions of people in #China spending time indoors, rights activists say there have been increasing instances of domestic violence.” #cornoravirus
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“In almost all of the dozen African countries where cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed so far, the cases were imported by travellers who had been in Italy, France, Germany or other European countries.”
#Uganda became the latest country to impose new restrictions on Wednesday when it announced that visitors from 16 countries – including 11 European countries and the United States – would be requested to postpone their travel to Uganda.”
I’ve been on planes sprayed on take off/landing from various countries on the African continent, I’m 👀

“She said her ministry is also considering a plan to spray a disinfectant on all travellers, from head to foot, as they disembark from their aircraft on arrival in Uganda.”
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#Egypt has sentenced Zyad Elelaimy, a prominent rights lawyer and former member of parliament, to a one-year prison term after convicting him of spreading “false news” over an
interview he had given to the BBC.
His lawyer Ahmed Fawzi told Reuters the defense team had been unable to clarify in court which comments Elelaimy was being prosecuted for. #Egypt
Elelaimy, who is already in detention since June last year over separate charges, was also fined 20,000 Egyptian pounds ($1,272) by a #Cairo misdemeanor court on Tuesday
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It is time for one long #Coronavirus update. I have been resisting doing this as (1) I do not want to add to the hysteria & the panic & (2) I don't believe in doomsday predictions. Moreover, things have been moving so fast, who knows what's what. BUT it's time for real talk...
Overall, #Coronavirus (the outbreak of #COVID19) is REAL. The effects on your daily life from the fallout will be REAL. The impact society, economics, & politics in 2020 will be severe & REAL. None of this is Fake News. None of this should be downplayed. (2/
People who are trying to silence REAL discussion are doing a disservice to the public interest. This is a 9/11 & 2008 level event in terms of its impact on domestic & international dynamics. This thread is not about creating panic but encouraging a smarter response. (3/
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MAR 8 #CoronaVirusUpdates will begin using #CV19MD THREAD 1: New #UptotheMinute MAP SITE link below US AT 463 cases as of 8:07 AM #GrandPrincess to Dock MON at #PortOfOakland. W Oassengers still Quarantined
#SantaClara #CA cases were from #India.
MAR 8 #COVID19 MD THREAD 2: This is US (Can) RealTime site last update 8:07 shows 463 TOTAL WaPo MAPPING w LIST of 34 states w cases NOTE Does Not Show 66 #DiamondPrincess (Japan) cases.
MAR 8 #COVID19 MD THREAD 3: THIS is current ARCGIS MAP .. #Italy nears 6.000 and #France #Germany 1,000. #Spain 600 #UK #Switz #Neth near 300 #Sweden 200, #Canada 60 #Lebanon 28, #Russia 15 #Mexico 15 .. eg still spreading
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#BREAKING: Kuwait announces new coronavirus case, bringing total to 62
#BREAKING: Bahrain says its Formula One race this month will be for ‘participants only’ without spectators over #coronavirus fears
Bahrain’s Crown Prince @PrinceSalmanbi3 says the decision to close this month’s Bahrain Formula One race to the public was ‘to preserve the safety of citizens, residents and racing fans,’ as #coronavirus #COVID_19 continues to spread
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#Sundaythoughts #Ethiopia

Cooperation & economic integration in the Nile Basin, especially b/n Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt can bring peace & prosperity for the region’s 250m people. #Sudan could irrigate more food, while Ethiopia can power us all under less loss to irrigation.
To move from the current Cold War into cooperation, we must see the Nile river system as a resource to be maximized by all of us in the region. With a rising Africa full of aspirations, sole Egyptian ownership of the Nile with a small allowance for Sudan is no longer tenable.
Unfortunately, this is unacceptable for #Egypt.

For Ethiopia, we have even more reasons to build the #GERD. Egypt’s attempts to continue to be the sole beneficiary of the Nile has greatly contributed towards our political instability for a very long time.
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MAR 7 #CoronaVirusUpdates MD THREAD 1: First two #Florida DEATHS.. Both had traveled outside US. NOTE if using ARCGIS MAP (See next tweet, both #Iran and #Italy have not reported in days, and #NoKorea never has.) Use WIPES
MAR 7 #CoronaVirusUpdates MD THREAD 2: eg by Ret MD NOTE Ppl have #COVID19 and are infectious, as with colds for about 2 days. Reports of 2 Baggage screeners (TSA) At #LAX and 2 at #Heathrow WIPE YOUR LUGGAGE HANDLES. Remember cases in #Houston from #Egypt #NileCruise @AMSA_News
MAR 7 #CoronaVirusUpdates MD THREAD 3: Here is link to MAR 6 THREAD via @threadreaderapp .. SEE AND SHARE. @MelanieNathan1 @waymon @sfpelosi @goodasyou @bilerico @davidbadash @DavidMixner AND ALL #ActUp Activists @maddow @AC360
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(1 / many, you'll see😳) Egypt was beautiful* (more to come on that). First, here are the jaw-dropping photos I took + travel advice:
Can't recommend Pyramids View Inn in Giza enough. This is from the roofdeck where you get breakfast. It's cheaper vs the 2 luxury hotels further away. The staff is honest (so important here), and while they gently steer you into their tours, in most cases, it's a positive upsell.
Day + night view, and a "Stella" beer to go with it. There's a pyramid light show at 7pm in English (free for you from this vantage point), but it's skippable. Could be better if you're viewing it in front of the Sphinx with a paid ticket.🤷🏻‍♂️
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For #IWD2020 Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, highlights 25 Women Political Prisoners in #Egypt, #Russia, #China, #Iran, #Turkey, #Burundi, #Saudi Arabia, the #Philippines, and #Eritrea
“In #Egypt, President Sisi has attempted to quash dissent and consolidate control by wrongfully imprisoning human rights defenders.”

- Mahienour el-Masry, a human rights lawyer
- Esraa Abdel Fattah, a human rights activist and reporter
“In #Russia, President Putin’s government utilizes politically-motivated imprisonment to bolster its power by cracking down on journalists, human rights advocates, religious minorities, Ukrainian citizens, and civil society advocates.”

- Yulia Tsetkova, LGBT activist
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MAR 6 #CoronavirusOutbreak #CoronavirusUSA Live UPDATES MD THREAD 1: Sorry no time to start now .. will just post this. Crowdfunded TRUCK @CDCgov #Atlanta for #IMPOTUS45 Photo Op. SEE ACT BLUE TO KEEP IT ROLLING .. And Breaking 100,000 Cases. @votevets @AMSA_News @maddow @CNN
MAR 6 #CoronavirusUSA from LIVE UPDATES MD THREAD 2: FROM 10:24 PM Yesterday: U.S. death toll rises to 12, as worries increase over possible #viruscluster on #GrandPrincess #cruiseship off #CA GOT THAT #Trump @GavinNewsom uses HIS Army to help. SEE MORE
MAR 6 #CoronaVirusUpdates MD THREAD 3: NOT GOOD. There were 62 Passengers who stayed on board w other sick ones, one died. BUT They DID NOT DELIVER enough TEST KITS for them ALL...Why Not @GavinNewsom?! @USArmy @uscoastguard QUIT LISTENING to BAD LAY ADVICE from #TrumpsCDC @UCSF
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1/11 Globally, the #COVID19 situation is evolving rapidly with close to 80 countries reporting cases. @WHO has stated that the actions countries take today will be the difference between a handful of cases and larger clusters. #coronavirus
2/11 To date in 🇨🇦, all cases of #COVID19 are related to—or close contacts of—travellers that visited #China, #Iran and #Egypt. However, the situation is evolving rapidly as provincial and territorial health authorities continue to investigate potential cases. #coronavirus
3/11 At this time in #Canada, there is no evidence of community spread of #COVID19. Even so, while our focus continues to be on containment to delay the onset of community spread, we are fully engaged in preparedness across the health system. #coronavirus
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#BREAKING: Qatar's Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition canceled due to coronavirus
#BREAKING: #Iran announces the increase in the number of cases of #coronavirus to 2336 cases and deaths to 77.
#BREAKING: Head of #Iran’s emergency medical services diagnosed with #coronavirus
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FEB 29 Live #CoronaVirusUpdates THREAD 1: MORE CASES .. No Preparations .. #Trump won’t let @CDCgov discuss or make #TestKits .. #Nigeria has them they were prepared. @WPJohnWagner #AMA @AMSA_News @ANANursingWorld @APHA @UCSF @StanfordMed @maddow @cnni
FEB 29 Live #CoronaVirusUpdates THREAD 2: FOUR new cases FRI bring the total number of covid-19 cases detected through the U.S. public health system to 19, (total 64 w #DiamondPrincess returnees to #TravisAFB. NO TEST KITS, NO PREPARATIONS @sfpelosi @sfchronicle @ANANursingWorld
FEB 29 Live #CoronaVirusUpdates THREAD 3: #France, the government banned gatherings of more than 5,000 people on Sat after #HealthMinistry confirmed 19 new cases late FRI. #Qatar announced first case after repatriating ppl from #IRAN. #IRAN 200 new cases.. 19 deaths. @guardian
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This idea popped into my head this evening and it’s been such a gift and I’ve been scribbling away - yes with pen on paper - and it’s exciting me.

I wasn’t looking for it. It just appeared and said “HELLO WRITE ME NOW!”

So I am.
I seem to have conjured it by recalling the first time I heard Holiday by Madonna (on a school bus in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1983).

And it turned into pages and pages on Umm Kalthoum, Swedish House Mafia, Nina Simone, The White Stripes, and Abdel-Hakim Hafez.
When I was 4 or 5, I would fall asleep only by having a radio next to me. I’ve always loved music - especially pop. I have zero snobbishness when it comes to pop. I love Umm Kalthoum and Nina Simone, yes, but I’m right there with pop stuff too.

And it wants to be written
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